trinidad sponge cake by natasha

I use this sponge cake for many different cakes. Thanks for your good comments! Thank you for this recipe Natasha. But everytime i am having trouble in making layers.my cake is too soft and it crumbles while layering. However, with the other cakes the top of the cake cracks maybe due to the cake rising unevenly. May I use this recipe to make your tres leches cake? I just tried this and it came out great! I made this by hand (manual whisk) and it looks pretty much like it does in the video. thank you Natasha for the prompt reply. This was such a simple yet GREAT tasting cake. I’m thinking it will fit but I also don’t want to lead you astray without testing it myself. Mix the lemon juice and milk. My friend doesn’t like cakes where the taste of eggs pops out distinctly. How many days does the cake last in the refrigerator? Hi, I baked this in a single springform pan when we made our original coffee cake. Do not over-mix or you will deflate the batter. I haven’t had any experience with this cake cracking. Related Posts. I always go with the Tres Leches base for the 3 milk mixture. So great to hear that, Diane. This was from our coffee cake. I’ve made this cake in the past by separating the egg whites and yolks and dividing the sugar while whisking. Hi Christine, I have tried cake flour and the cake becomes very soft and airy. Some of them are listed in this post and you can also search “sponge cake” in the search bar on my blog and find more. People at Christmas raved about my trifle! With the mixer on, gradually add 1 cup sugar and continue beating 8-10 minutes until thick and fluffy. Quick question. Thanks again for your awesome recipes! Under-beating the eggs and sugar or over folding after adding flour will result in a flat cake. My cakes keep sinking, and I do not know why. May I know the measurement of egg in weight rather than numbers, Sorry but I don’t measure the eggs by the weight, hi Natasha I wonder if that would affect baking temp/time on this one. I’m so happy you enjoyed this recipe! Hiii, can this cake be used with different extracts to create different flavors? I’ve done this cake and is so easy and delicious so thank u, I had a question, if I add crushed hazelnuts on the bottom of the cake pan will the cake rise still? HI Eli, I haven’t tested it that way so you would have to experiment. Hi Sarah, I have had several readers say that this cake works well using gluten-free flour. 1 ciliment leaf - optional. Thanks. Your recipes have worked out for me…. The only thing I can think of was I over mixed after adding the flour. Highly, highly recommend. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda,cinnamon ,nutmeg and salt. Even though some people have a different process of making it. Thank you! Have you tried our perfect Vanilla Cupcake Recipe before? The most common reason for that would be under beating the eggs and sugar. I am going to make one this weekend and do frosting for my son’s birthday. Combine butter and 1 3/4 cup brown sugar in a bowl; beat with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. I haven’t tried this cake with less sugar since this cake does rely on the volume of eggs and sugar to rise but we think it is not too sweet several of our readers have commented it is a perfect balance. Any suggestions, recommendations? turned out perfect. Can you recommend frosting I stay in Dubai and its very hot and humid here without eggs and not too sweet. I would highly recommend either of our tres leches cakes. They keep really well in the refrigerator. Hi Mary, I haven’t tried that with this one. However, I have 8” pans. Hi Julia, I haven’t tried that but I suspect it may stick badly to the liners. Hi! But thank you Patricia, I appreciate the compliment! i would like to try this cake my question is do you cook it only on pre-heated oven, meaning you do not turn the oven on at all? I made it once with equal measurements because I did not notice the different grams and it was still amazing. Story Book Cake Roll – This cake roll is moist, rolled with a vanilla butter cream, covered in decadent chocolate and the cookie crumbs give it a subtle crunch. I am out of ideas so what should I do? Always use a conventional oven setting (not a convection/fan setting), 4. If it comes out clean then the cake is ready. Make a figure “8” using the batter that drip off the beater. Natasha, you must get physically ill at having to answer the same questions about this cake every single day! You can freeze them for longer. Hi John, without testing in your particular pan, I could only guess. I don’t recall this happening the first time around. Hi Natasha, Yum! my sponge cake always gets heavy and dense. I wound up using the springform ( as you had suggested in a comment below) and worked great! Hi Natasha, Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipes. Where did i go wrong? I made it once with equal measurements because I did not notice the different grams and it was still amazing. Hey Natasha, I have tried baking for longer but it doesn’t work – its sticky to the touch but cooked completely, any idea why? Will it still taste okay without it? Also, here’s a post we did on measuring that can better explain this. It sounds like you are on the right track with halving the recipe. My husband liked it but I found it too sweet. Cream butter and sugar until light & fluffy 3. Sift flour and baking powder together 4 times 6. You can lightly brush the layers with syrup since the cake itself is pretty dry without it. I halved the ingredients from the recipe and used a single 8 inch springform cake tin to bake for 25 minutes at 350F. Hi Sandra, the grams are by weight. Enjoy your homemade sponge cake! 6 oz sugar. Hi, should I just halve the recipe if I have a 7″ cake pan. I have two questions for you: When no streaks of flour remain in the dough, fold a few extra times to ensure you aren’t missing pockets of flour at the bottom, 2. The colour was pale brown and just as you did, I used a spatula to lightly peel it off the cake tin. If so, how much more cake flour should I use? Do you think it will work out? Pomegranate Christmas Cake – With a crown of glistening pom seeds, this one’s a stunner for the holidays. Pour cherry brandy and rum and leave in a cool corner, covered, so that it can soak up the alcohol. Thanks!! Since the cake relies on the volume of the egg and sugar to rise, it is critical to follow every step in the recipe and use the right tools. They come out nice and tall. You can halve this recipe, Thanx. I mean absolutely delicious! Would it still turn out the same if I made it into cupcakes? It's easy and you can make hundreds of different cakes with this base. I do recommend reading through all of our tips and tricks! Hi Natasha, Hi, Natasha! I halved the recipe and made 2 6″ cakes. This Trinidad sponge cake recipe is a little heavy-handed on the spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and tonka bean. thank you. The grams are a weight measurement. Fold in flour and vanilla extract gradually until batter is smooth and falls off the back of a lifted spoon. Also, If you like a moist cake, simple syrup is always a nice edition. If yes would the time of baking change? Hi Melissa, I would suggest following the instructions from our sponge cake roll It’s not the ideal sheet cake as you do have to remove it to remove the parchment paper underneath or it would stick badly to the pan. as required 5. If you do an experiment, please share with us how it goes. Hi Sarah, I haven’t tried that yet but I imagine that should work. So refreshing after a big BBQ dinner … just outstanding. I’d love to know how this turns out if you experiment! The spices give the cake such a tasty, memorable taste that family and friends will ask for extra. Add lemon juice, lime zest and water. Let me know if you experiment since others may have the same question. But the cake itself is rather dry, not sure if its is because it wasn’t whipped enough. this was the best cake I’ve ever tasted in my life. This cake relies on the volume of the eggs and sugar and that volume will deflate as it sits. But it definitely tasted too eggy. I hope you find this video helpful. I’m happy to hear that! Thank you! I made this cake heater ago for my friends and it was a hit. Thank you so much for sharing that with me! Hi is the quantity enough for 3 6″inch cake ? Thanks for your feedback. I’m only making one, so I was worried that I would end up with extra batter. Hi Irma, if using one pan, you would need one with tall walls like a springform pan. Any idea what I could have done wrong I have not tested this in smaller pans to advise but one of our readers mentioned they were going to try two six-inch round baking pans. 1. Fold with a spatula with each addition just until incorporated. Also, are you in a high humidity area? 3/4 cup milk. Both cakes sank in middle after i took them out of the oven but i overturned the pans (like when you bake a chiffon cake) and let them cool that way. I came across a recipe similar to yours but with one addition ingredient which is Butter (2 Tbsp). I hope that helps. I’m so glad that worked perfectly! They were a huge hit and so simple!” I hope that is helpful! Saved by Aneesa's Jewelbox for Chloe and Isabel. We were sick of store bought cakes that we’re overly sweet ! That’s a great question! I meant to say that the oven should be fully preheated when you put the cake into the oven and then bake at that same temperature. Trini Sponge Cake. Hi Debbie, I haven’t tried that yet but I imagine that should work too. Trini sponge cake recipe you trini sponge cake recipe trini sponge cake 788 you bacon with images caribbean recipes trini food trinidad. Alternatives pls. Thanks, Hi Ramya, it would be a fairly skinny cake. Thanks for replying! Bake at 350˚F for 23-28 minutes (my oven took 25 min), or until top is golden brown. 2. Do not open the oven door to check on the cake until towards the end, 9. Is it fine if I use 10x7x2.5 square tin all at once. If I can, at what step would I add it? 1 cake in 8 inch pan In Trinidad and Tobago, homemade sponge cake is a common tradition in the making and can be served at any time especially around Birthdays and Christmas. Can you please tell me. Sorry I could not try out this recipe. THANK YOU <3. Hi Radhika, Since this cake relies on the volume of the eggs and sugar to rise, it is critical to follow every step in the recipe and use the right tools. Hi Bob, I’m so glad to hear that! I have not tested this in two six-inch round baking pans to say for sure. Made this in the strawberry version for my step daughters 17th birthday. Hi Natasha It came out super sponge but it smells eggy while eating. Hi best sponge cake ever so easy and fast❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️. Love it! Mar 1, 2015 - Trinidad Sponge Cake from the Naparima Girls cookbook What do u recommend. Let me know if I can help troubleshoot some more. To make a chocolate sponge cake, you basically substitute some of the flour with cocoa. The first time I tried this recipe the cake turned out perfect! Hi just wondering would this be enough for 3 7inch cakes. Hi Stephanie, it should rise enough to fill most of the pan. It will become my all-time recipe. Fold in a 1/3 flour and a 1/3 liquid, repeat. 1.Grease and flour 1 large cake pan or two small ones 2. Would you please tell me the wight of each egg? Can you help me pleae. I served them topped with cherry pie filling and whipped cream. Hi Sirine, make sure you add a syrup – this cake is meant to be enjoyed moistened with a syrup or it can seem dry. The taste is perfect but it’s dry. Thank you times a million! Hi Danielle, I haven’t tested that in this cake and to be honest, we don’t think it needs it. Hi Erica, if using one pan, you would need one with tall walls like a springform pan. Are you able to use cake flour for this recipe? I promise you this is way better than my other recipe and yes this recipe can be doubled. Thank you for sharing your great review! Divide evenly between prepared cake pans (it helps if you have a kitchen scale to weight the pans). 1. when in the oven, the cake rises well but when it comes out, it immediately sinks creating a crater. Hi Ramya, be sure to wait for it to fully cool before slicing and also use a sharp serrated knife which helps to divide cake layers. Hi there, can I make this 1-2 days ahead and wrap in foil until frosting? So in all confidence, this time I added a tsp of vanilla…and the whole thing collapsed!! It’s easy and you can make hundreds of different cakes with this base. That’s just awesome Nisreen! We enjoy interacting with and responding to these comments! The taste is good but the texture is chewey. My oven only fits one pan. It may have needed a longer bake time being in a smaller pan. I’m thinking it will fit but I also don’t want to lead you astray without testing it myself. Hi Debika, if you have an electric hand mixer, it will take longer to mix. If not continue to bake until finished...approx 45 mins). Thanks. Hi, I would go with 1 tsp of vanilla and fold it in at the end. Now i want to make your vanilla Cupcakes and the Key lime Coconut Cake but also as Cupcakes, i´m planning on following this Recipie but not to cut the cupcakes in half, i thought of making a hole in the middle of each cupcake, putting the filling in and then close it and frost it. Classic 4-ingredient European sponge cake (Genoise recipe) Is this too much of quantity for 2 6 inch pan. Beat in eggs until smooth. It seemed sticky after I peeled the parchment paper off but with a little Irish whiskey drizzled on it, I had the perfect trifle base cake. You’ll love the simple and delicious whipped cream cheese frosting. I have not tried using a smaller tray to advise, sorry! I have to say that version wasn’t so eggy. What is the height of the 9″ pan u used please? Hi Paru, Yes, you can make the cake base ahead of time and store it either in the fridge or at room temperature for a day or 2 or wrap and freeze up to 3 months.You do not need to cut the top or sides for this case. Tiramisu – if you like tiramisu, you will love this! Greeting from Germany. If using a springform to make one tall cake you can use a 9″ springform that is 3″ tall. Is that fine that way and cut it in two. You’re welcome. With this cake Cheese frosting would be great ryte? This is a classic European sponge cake (aka Genoise). Just a question, why did my cake get hard. Since this cake relies on the volume of the eggs and sugar to rise, it is critical to follow every step in the recipe and use the right tools. Though the tastes is amazing, I was wondering why is that and if adding a pinch or two of cream of tartar would help? Thank you! I haven’t had it collapse from vanilla either. Hi Natasha, I halved the recipe. I have not baked your black forest recipe yet but was wondering how the vanilla sponge cake recipe would result with the added butter (like the black forest)? Hi Olivia, you can halve the recipe and just use one 9″ pan. Hi, a very sticky cake is usually due to under beating the eggs and sugar. I will have to try another round and test my theory! Is it ok to add yogurt / sour cream into this cake? I hope that helps. We are so happy you're here. Bake at 350 degrees in the middle rack of the oven for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the cake. Prepare your eggs in a separate bowl. How long will that take? It feels soft, light and airy and as I was cutting it into half to frost, I could feel the moist through the body of the cake. Also, try mixing another couple of minutes – if you are using a hand mixer or anything other than the highest speed, the cake won’t rise properly since it relies on the volume of eggs and sugar to rise. Hi Natasha, i made the genoise cake. Was anything altered in this recipe to help better pinpoint what caused the cake to crack. hi, i really want to make this cake but unfortunately i don’t have an oven, can you tell me how do i make this on a stove? Could you advise what temperature to bake on and for how long? Without doubling it may be a fairly skinny cake depending on your pan size. Hi Vicki, I would cover and refrigerate for 2 days. 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